Yiu Tung Wing, Wenda 姚冬穎

Contrasting modern maps and proper historical archives, old maps with mythology are often lively, even humorous and mischievous. Thus, from Hong Kong’s humble beginnings, I express my sensuous response to the various developments that befell the territory and its various outlying islands. I develop cartoon-like characters with mythological qualities that correspond in style or nomenclature to both the names and origins of these islands. This is done to trigger viewer curiosity and imagination in respect of the islands’ origins.

Through the art-making process, I intervene with map-making, illustrations and installations, with a view to bringing forth Hong Kong’s history and culture, and deepening people’s identification with the land.


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The Legend of Island II
島故圖(二)
Ink on mulberry bark paper
80×112 cm
2020

One Name, One Story
一個名字,一個故事
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
2019

The Legend of Island I
島故圖(一)
Ink on paper
75×150 cm
2019